A welterweight matchup between Yoshihiro Akiyama (13-5 MMA, 1-4 UFC) and Kyle Noke (20-7-1 MMA, 3-3 UFC) is in the works for UFC’s return to Japan. A Sherdog.com report of an Akiyama vs. Noke booking cited a UFC-produced promotional video of the matchup for the card. (...) more
Could this be "Sexyama's" swan song?
Yoshihiro Akiyama is expected to make his sexy return to the Octagon against Kyle Noke at the UFC Fight Night 52: "Hunt vs. Nelson" mixed martial arts (MMA) event on Fight Pass, which is scheduled for Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, on Sept. 20, 2014.
MMA Junkie confirmed the bout was under consideration; however, nothing is finalized at this time.
Akiyama (13-5, 2 NC) hasn't competed since a unanimous decision loss to Jake Shields at UFC 144, which to more
UFC Fight Night Auckland main event opponents Nate Marquardt and James Te Huna talk about their match-up and what they need to do to prevail Saturday night on UFC Fight Pass. more
James Te Huna has planned a rude welcome for Nate Marquardt. Whether he can execute it or not remains to be seen. more
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) held its weigh in event earlier today (Fri., June 27, 2014) at the Vector Arena in Auckland, Australia, for those fighters competing at the UFC Fight Night 43: "Te Huna vs. Marquardt" event, which is scheduled to take place tomorrow night live on UFC Fight Pass.
For complete UFC Fight Night 43 weigh in results and video click here.
The staredowns were nothing to write home about, as is usually the case, but you can at least get a look at how each fighter chos more
Two guys who lost two of their last two bouts inexplicably headline a UFC card, giving zero credence to the idea that UFC cards are becoming oversaturated. James Te Huna vs. Nate Marquardt Middleweight
Sweet! Finally the opening bout of the main card!
This is the main event...
The curiosity that is Dante Exum this is not.
I don't get it. This is a record right? Two fighters headlining a main event who are fresh off back to back losses?
But I thought the UFC was growing stronger? more
Nate Marquardt has his own stuff to worry about rather than thinking about if James Te Huna’s first drop to middleweight will impact him negatively. Filed under: MMAjunkie Radio, News, UFC more
AUCKLAND, New Zealand – Nate Marquardt put the pressure on James Te Huna right away, and he never let up on his way to a main-event upset.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC more
Nate "The Great" Marquardt made a successful return to middleweight on Saturday in New Zealand, after a failed three-year experiment at welterweight. more